Veterans For Peace Memorial Day March, Battery Park NYC

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Bill Johnson from Staten Island attended the Sunday May 28th event with Vets for Peace and Vietnam Veterans against the War remembering “those who lost their lives in WWll in the Atlantic Ocean, a more solemn meaning and not glorifying war and reminding people of the destruction and human degradation that war represents”. I asked Bill, playing devils advocate, if the wars aren’t about fighting “terrorism”. Bill’s reply was that “war is whatever the ‘powerful’ make it out to be”.

I am sure that most of you know the war on terror is fake, the worst threat to the American people is the American government. The following pictures show just that!

Art is one of the most powerful ways to tell a story, inconvenient truths can be difficult to explain in words, and people seem to relate better to pictures. Below you will find some of the best images that show the real “war on terror”.

11 Images Exposing America’s Fake ‘War on Terror’

 Sunday, May 28th, at noon, follow the bagpipers to the

Annual VFP Chapter 34 Memorial Day Observance in Battery Park

in front of the East Coast Memorial on the waterfront, near the Statue of Liberty Ferry. The bagpipers will join a procession with a flag-draped coffin through the park, and flyers about the true meaning of Memorial Day will be distributed. VFP Executive Director Michael McPhearson will speak. Participants are asked to wear black t-shirts to commemorate the solemnity of the occasion.

Battery Park Waterfront – East Coast Sailors Memorial

Endorsed by: Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Veterans Peace Council, Iraq Veterans Against the War

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According to a report released by Dr. Neta Crawford, professor of political science at Brown University, spending by the United States Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, and Veteran Affairs since 9/11 is now close to $5 trillion USD. Before we have the chance to ask how a country that has racked up over $19.3 trillion USD in debt can spend $5 trillion USD on war, the focus of this article is to ask: What has all of this spending achieved?

As Reader Supported News reported at the end of last year, terrorism has increased 6,500 percent since 2002 (they probably should rename it “the war of terror”). In 2014, the outlet noted, it was reported that 74 percent of all terror-related casualties occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Syria. As stated by Paul Gottinger, a staff reporter for Reader Supported News, out of the aforementioned countries, “only Nigeria did not experience either U.S. air strikes or a military occupation in that year.”

US ‘War on Terror’ has cost $5 trillion and increased terrorism by 6,500%

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Vietnam Vet Gary holding Veterans For Peace flag over the Statue of “Liberty” at Battery park on Sunday memorial day weekend. Gary told me how difficult it is for him to talk about losing those close to him in Vietnam. He declined to be interviewed on camera.
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Veterans speaking out against being used to carry out the Corporate agenda

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Vietnam Veterans against the War reminding people to remember the warrior, not the war and those who initiate it.
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One Veterans For Peace supporter,,
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The Korean War Monument at Battery Park NYC

 

The American war in Korea lasted three years, one month and two days and ended in a stalemate on July 12, 1953, at 10:12 am. Fighting continued for 12 more hours, with even more “blood and treasure” on all sides wasted in the intense, deadly fireworks of frustrated, war-wearied soldiers. Americans at home had tired of the deadlocked war and they disconnected from it; American soldiers fighting in it did not understand its historical roots. The war’s especially morbid consequences for Korean women have not ended, in what has been “60 years of a war system.” The menace of nuclear war in spring 2013 embodies its toxic legacy.

Throughout its loss-win-loss-stalemated years, 1950-1953, Truman referred to the war as a “police action,” even though he and top military officers entertained the idea of dropping atomic bombs on China. General Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the war “a great military disaster” and “the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy.” (1) General Douglas MacArthur, the dominant US military presence in the Pacific region for 14 years, operated with Raj-like rule in Japan and Korea after World War II. Under the delusion of his own infallibility, he boasted of easy victory in Korea. When proved wrong about the war’s course, he set out to bomb and burn all of North Korea to the ground and entertained fantasies of Armageddon in Communist China and the Soviet Union.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17533-the-korean-war-forgotten-unknown-and-unfinished

The mostly unknown record of the brutal U.S. occupation and subsequent control of Korea following the Japanese defeat in August 1945, and the voluminous number of war crimes committed between 1950 and 1953, have been systematically hidden under mountains of accusations directed almost solely against the “red menace” of northern Korea. The Korean War itself grew out of U.S. refusal to allow a genuine self-determination process to take root. The Korean people were exuberant in August 1945 with their new freedom after being subjected to a brutal 40-year Japanese occupation of their historically undivided Peninsula. They immediately began creating local democratic peoples’ committees the day after Japan announced on August 14 its intentions to surrender. By August 28, all Korean provinces had created local peoples’ offices and on September 6 delegates from throughout the Peninsula gathered in Seoul, at which time they created the Korean People’s Republic (KPR).

The United States had a different plan for Korea. At the February 1945 Yalta conference, President Roosevelt suggested to Stalin, without consulting the Koreans, that Korea should be placed under joint trusteeship following the war before being granted her independence. On August 11, two days after the second atomic bomb was dropped assuring Japan’s imminent surrender, and three days after Russian forces entered Manchuria and Korea to oust the Japanese as was agreed to avoid further U.S. casualties, Truman hurriedly ordered his War Department to choose a dividing line for Korea.

The Unknown Truth About Korea: U.S. Sanctioned Death Squads and War Crimes, 1945-1953

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Vietnam Veteran Frank Turner told me why he was marching in Battery park for Memorial Day, “The best way to memorialize the persons who have died as a result of the wars in this country is to give peace to the country and to ride this country of this Military Industrial Complex that we have.
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Susan Schnall of Veterans For Peace marching in front of,, East Coast Memorial[edit] East Coast Memorial A World War II war memorial, the East Coast Memorial is one of three war memorials in the United States administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission; the others are the West Coast Memorial to the Missing of World War II in San Francisco and the Honolulu Memorial. The memorial commemorates U.S. servicemen who died in coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean during the Battle of the Atlantic. A total of 4,609 names are inscribed on both sides of eight 19-foot-tall granite pylons. The pylons are arranged in two rows of four each. Between the two rows stands a bronze statue of an eagle, erected on a black granite pedestal. The eagle faces the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.[16] The memorial was designed by the architectural firm of Gehron & Seltzer. The eagle statue was created by Albino Manca, an Italian-born sculptor. The granite slabs were set up in October 1959, while the sculpture was installed on February 4, 1963. The memorial was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy on May 23, 1963 at a ceremony which included addresses by New York mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr., Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield, and the President. The destroyer USS Mitscher fired a salute from nearby offshore.[17]- Wikipedia
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LoneWolfTribe.com Performance Artist, Kevin Augustine stands in front of the Korean War Monument holding his “enemy” burlap doll bearing a target on it’s chest on Sunday over the Memorial Day weekend march in Battery Park NYC.
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Veteran Michael McPhearson spoke about “Working for Life, Working for Love or we will destroy ourselves”.

Video footage of the March for Memorial Day can be found here

https://youtu.be/yja22fyytvY

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Carnations were tossed into the water after each speaker dedicated each one to a life lost during all of the US “governments” Wars.

 

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